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Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 12-08-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,522
Posted By gcmak
Dealer called. Got my car back. They strongly...

Dealer called. Got my car back. They strongly believe it to be a manufacturing defect in the visor in whatever it was coated with even before it was installed in the car; once exposed to the...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 12-08-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,522
Posted By gcmak
6 days later, I have not heard back from the...

6 days later, I have not heard back from the dealer. I called before they closed last Friday, when my car was originally promised to be done, but my advisor left. Reception said they sent him a...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 12-02-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,522
Posted By gcmak
Car is with the dealer. They suspect the plastic...

Car is with the dealer. They suspect the plastic that covered the visors during shipping and pre-delivery may have caused the discoloration. They're ordering replacement visors. They don't see any...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 12-02-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 389
Sticky: TSB / Recall
Views: 322,897
Posted By gcmak
Today, brought my 2020 BRZ w/2,000 miles to...

Today, brought my 2020 BRZ w/2,000 miles to service for an interior issue and have been hearing this noise when i park. They inspected it and said my car would be covered under some TSB around the...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 12-02-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,522
Posted By gcmak
The visor, headliner, and pillar trims are...

The visor, headliner, and pillar trims are probably the only parts of the car that I haven't touched with any cleaner or water, since buying the car a few months ago.
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-30-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,522
Posted By gcmak
LOL I've seen so many interior deep clean videos...

LOL I've seen so many interior deep clean videos like this...somehow they never get old.



That's true, although now I've chatted with 2 other BRZ owners online, a 2017 and a 2019 with the same...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-30-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,522
Posted By gcmak
I washed the car hours before garaging it. So...

I washed the car hours before garaging it. So it's possible water got in at that time but I never noticed. It's hard to notice subtle water ingress in all-black interiors until there's other evidence...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-30-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,522
Posted By gcmak
haha, no, the car is dry inside, though I'll hand...

haha, no, the car is dry inside, though I'll hand touch all the floors/carpets/trunk today to double check. I have gotten into the car once or twice briefly in the past 3 weeks to grab something and...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-30-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,522
Posted By gcmak
Thanks everyone. It's not impossible that it's...

Thanks everyone. It's not impossible that it's condensation. I did leave the car parked with the windows closed. I am in San Francisco specifically and our temperatures and humidity really do not...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-30-2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,522
Posted By gcmak
Potential water ingress?

Hi all - took my BRZ out of the garage for the first time since November 8th. Drove to get lunch and when I put up my sunshade, I noticed both visors were stained, inside and out. I felt the...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-14-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,156
Posted By gcmak
This is helpful to hear your feedback on the...

This is helpful to hear your feedback on the impact to the stock suspension after adding more grip. It'll be something I'll look out for when I swap to something like the RT660's with stock...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 09-05-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,346
Posted By gcmak
"Once the driver can catch slides without...

"Once the driver can catch slides without thinking about it, they are substantially safer on the track." That's really the thing I have to work on. My reactions are too slow, my brain says to correct...
Forum: BRZ Photos, Videos, Wallpapers, Gallery Forum 09-01-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 16,899
Posted By gcmak
The brief snippet around 22minutes on using 5w40...

The brief snippet around 22minutes on using 5w40 oil and the point about the weight of the oil dropping by 10w for every 10 degrees over 100C fascinated me. Anyone have a link to data/results?
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 08-30-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,346
Posted By gcmak
I didn't get another alignment. A completely...

I didn't get another alignment. A completely unmeasured adjustment of my bolts to balance out negative camber up front based on the 'before' numbers, is all I used.

The assumption (and that's all...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 08-28-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,346
Posted By gcmak
Fair and heard. It's a different kind of learning...

Fair and heard. It's a different kind of learning is what I was getting at, never the less, new tires are in the cards.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 08-28-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,346
Posted By gcmak
I was thinking I'd try the RT660 tires and keep...

I was thinking I'd try the RT660 tires and keep everything else the same for the time being. I think it should hold up much better overall but not be overly aggressive so I can still learn.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 08-27-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,346
Posted By gcmak
Just an update. I decided to just go full...

Just an update. I decided to just go full negative on the camber bolts - didn't care about the rest of the alignment - and had a fantastic time with very even tire wear (managing pressures). What a...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 08-18-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,346
Posted By gcmak
Yeah no DIY alignment for me - I've seen the...

Yeah no DIY alignment for me - I've seen the tutorial Donut Media and other channels have made for it and I draw the line of my DIY abilities before alignment lol. :D

Yeah I don't plan to drive...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 08-18-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,346
Posted By gcmak
This will be my first ever track-day with the BRZ...

This will be my first ever track-day with the BRZ and RWD car. I'll have photos after this weekend.

Hopefully I won't get roasted for asking but...since there's a strong consensus that 0 camber...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 08-18-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,346
Posted By gcmak
Thank you! And that tire wear looks familiar to...

Thank you! And that tire wear looks familiar to me and the Golf R with PS4S's I had before...:sigh:
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 08-18-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,346
Posted By gcmak
Thanks for everyone's responses - and especially...

Thanks for everyone's responses - and especially the civilized manner in which they were written and the amount of detail! :bow:
I wasn't going to keep the factory tires beyond the first track-day...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 08-18-2020, 01:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,346
Posted By gcmak
Tire Contact Patch and Vehicle Stability - Alignment

In a few days I'll participate in my 4th HPDE. It'll be my first in the BRZ (stock) and a RWD car (first 3 HPDEs were in AWD cars). I've completed the usual track-day prep (threads here were helpful...
Forum: BRZ Photos, Videos, Wallpapers, Gallery Forum 07-16-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 379,331
Posted By gcmak
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Forum: BRZ First-Gen (2012+) -- General Topics 07-12-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,248
Posted By gcmak
Americas Tire seems to be a bit more reasonable...

Americas Tire seems to be a bit more reasonable on the price difference, but the Primacy HP is still a few bucks more expensive than the PS4S...it could be due to a lower volume tire...a 240...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-10-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,906
Posted By gcmak
Indeed I think your comment on temps is valid...

Indeed I think your comment on temps is valid based on many readings that show when synthetic oils break-down....
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-08-2020, 01:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,906
Posted By gcmak
Really appreciate the detailed response. I'll...

Really appreciate the detailed response. I'll keep an eye on temps. I don't want to really mod the car. I'm fine doing cool down laps or pulling off track early - to some extent. Wish me luck that...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-07-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,906
Posted By gcmak
To clarify - you tracked and autocross and drove...

To clarify - you tracked and autocross and drove your car 6K miles and got analysis back that was good? Do you use an oil cooler or is everything motor-wise stock? Just wanted to get the details...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-06-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,906
Posted By gcmak
Thank you for sharing. It does seem to be non-US...

Thank you for sharing. It does seem to be non-US spec cars mention other oil weights as options as well as specify using heavier oil weights if operating in severe conditions.
My US manual and...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-06-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,906
Posted By gcmak
Question Optional Engine Oil Weights Changed for 2017+ (2020)

After attending a few HPDEs with two other cars, I have been hooked. I found the BRZ to be a great fit when wanted a lighter rwd car. I do not like to modify my cars beyond whats necessary...
Forum: AUSTRALIA 07-06-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 47,146
Posted By gcmak
sorry for reviving an old thread. my 2020 brz...

sorry for reviving an old thread.
my 2020 brz manual seems changed - and checking parts sites online it seems like 2017+ vehicles have a different set of optional oil weights. i'm not sure what the...
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